Type: Posts; User: Huntin' Pony
Lovely horse. With what you've said about his temperament and talent, I'd say he's worth the extra effort and then some!
Lovely, lovely, lovely.
My favorite by a mile is Eclectic Horseman - it IS eclectic but it's plenty "cow-y." They have a quarterly video magazine (DVD) also, called Horseman's Gazette. You may be able to get a 2-for-1...
I read the whole thread just waiting for someone to say what js did in her last sentence.
If you give it to your niece, make it very clear in writing that it is for HER and not for the...
Could be scratches? If so, cold hose and wraps would be counterproductive. It would help to have a better diagnosis.
OP, you sound inexperienced - do you have access to a trainer or a more...
Another option - use 1 layer of Elasticon as base layer on hoof then duct tape for outer layers/waterproofing. Will last for days with occasional additional duct tape on toes.
I don't want to put her name on a public forum but she has lived in Mokelumne Hill for many years and ridden Tevis numerous times. Her farm is in the middle of the fire area and I am hoping to...
I have a 2-horse bumper-pull with tack room that I bought from a friend about 15 years ago. It's been excellent. I whacked a running board into a steel pipe at a gas station once and had to replace...
I don't like to launder my turnouts because it eventually erodes the waterproofing, so keeping them manure and urine-free is part of my reason for changing to stable blankets at night. The stable...
Another BTDT here. Been here on my own almost 20 years, still tear up when the sunrises are particularly beautiful and the stars extra twinkly. I feel he's sending me a little hug.
You could ask your vet about Gamma Oryzanol. On vet's recommendation I use a supplement called Body Builder for my elderly EPM horse and it has helped him maintain weight and muscle mass. Large...
I hated second level. Stopped showing until third and fourth. Then it was fun again, for a while.
Senden Horse - I agree about the 5x/wk aspect. I could not stand it nor could my horse. Lots...
You hunted him last year didn't you? Did that make any difference?
netg: "As others have noted, I don't think the article expresses any "feel this way about their horses" negativity. But you can also see by responses that everyone interpreted the article a bit...
Hmmm - it's very nice to hear that the article is positive for so many of you.
"Suck" is not part of my vocabulary so I guess I was interpreting it differently than most.
While I realize it's supposed to be amusing by being over-the-top, it makes me wonder how many folks actually think this way about their horses.
I like to think about influencing the inside hind leg to reach under thereby displacing the barrel slightly to the outside and creating the bend. So you need to time your leg aid to match the moment...
Jim - I think you've hit the solution - literally! Now that you mention borax I think that's what my exterminator used.
As I said - one treatment, no recurrence of trouble.
Local exterminator got rid of them in my newer (1840s) barn in one treatment. I presume he did the pesticide treatment that you describe. It was not a particularly big deal or big ticket ($$).
I agree with 4fun - perhaps a buckle-end cheekpiece would work better than a stud end.
Meanwhile, have you tried putting a small piece of sheepskin over the end of the cheekpiece?
Deer very possibly. Just for completeness, do you have any bears around there?
We find that they are tough on electric fences around here. (Also Mid-Atlantic)
I watched the whole thing on Safari with no interruptions at all. Go figure.
Inflamed extensor tendon? Does not always involve lameness. Cold hosing or ice is good in any case.